This needle feed post bed machine forms a double lockstitch in either single or double needle versions. A drive belt is used to drive the arm shaft and hook shaft. A dial type stitch regulator and reverse feeding lever make operating the machine easy. The 7 inch post bed allows ample working space to sew hard to reach areas, while the needle feed mechanism prevents material from slipping thereby ensuring excellent stitch quality. It can be used on such items as uniforms, slippers, soft sided shoes and similar articles.